Fri.Sep 22, 2023

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VNS Health Expands Hospice Education for Underserved Asian Americans

Hospice News

VNS Health has developed community education programs to boost awareness and hospice utilization among Chinese populations in New York City. Having a diverse staff, as well as outreach materials in various dialects, are two keys to developing culturally competent public education programs designed for Asian Americans, according to Teresa Lin, vice president of cultural market development at VNS Health.

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Contributing to the Profession: Why Nursing Education Matters

Minority Nurse

In today’s climate, nursing is everywhere. It’s in the news and social media, but the coverage is rarely positive. Nursing has been America’s most trusted profession for years, but COVID-19 changed the perception of nursing. No longer are nurses viewed as the safe harbor for patients who were battered by the winds and wrath of an industrial health care complex.

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Building a Palliative Care-Focused ACO

Hospice News

Accountable Care Organizations (ACO) represent a growing opportunity for palliative care companies, and providers have a number of ways to get in on the ground floor. Along with Medicare Advantage, ACOs are one of the few avenues towards more robust reimbursement than fee-for-service models. Operators can come to ACOs by two main avenues. For one, they can become members of those organizations themselves, or they can contract with them through a preferred provider network.

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Elder Care Matters

Today’s Blog is Titled: What Happens When You Die Without a Will in Texas? Death is a reality that nobody wants to face, but it’s an inevitable part of life. As much as we hate to think about it, it’s important to plan for what happens when we pass away. One of the most critical… The post WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU DIE WITHOUT A WILL IN TEXAS?

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The Ultimate Guide to Improving Caregiver Engagement & Retention

Want to learn how to retain your caregivers & improve caregiver retention X3? The home care industry is experiencing turnover rates of over 80%. How are you ensuring your agency is retaining caregivers? This FREE eBook from Smartcare Software is packed with industry secrets needed to keep your caregivers happy, engaged, and retained, unlocking the full potential of your agency.

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How the 4 Largest Hospice Industry Groups Work Together to Support Program Integrity

Hospice News

The four largest hospice industry organizations have been working to present a united front to address widespread program integrity issues. As those problems proliferate, the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO), the National Association for Home Care and Hospice (NAHC), LeadingAge and the National Partnership for Hospice and Healthcare Innovation (NPHI) have been speaking out not only individually, but collectively.

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Two Childhood Cancer Survivors Share Unbreakable Bond at Children’s Hospital New Orleans

Daily Nurse

Two women battled cancer as kids; one inspired the other to follow in her footsteps to become a nurse. Both are colleagues at Children’s Hospital New Orleans (CHNOLA). Laura Shinn, RN – Hematology/Oncology/HSCT Nurse Navigator at CHNOLA , says she went into nursing and specifically oncology because she just felt that there was this need to take the medical path.

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Ways to Help Prevent a Stroke

Home With Help

Every year, almost 800,000 people in the US have a stroke. The good news is that they are likely preventable. We will explore five proactive tips that will empower you to take control of your health, reduce your risk of stroke, and pave the way for a brighter and healthier future. Understanding how you can make better choices is your first line of defense for any aspect of life.

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Standing Out as a Diverse Candidate in Nursing

Diversity Nursing

In today's increasingly diverse healthcare landscape, Nurses from various backgrounds play a pivotal role in delivering culturally competent and inclusive care. As a diverse candidate entering the Nursing field, you possess a unique set of experiences and perspectives that can greatly enrich patient care and the overall Nursing community. However, standing out amidst the competition requires a strategic approach.

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Tips to help seniors deal with difficult emotions—part three

Living Assistance Services

In part one and part two of this blog series, we talked about difficult emotions—first how to control your reaction to a situation that.

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Nursing Tip of the Day! - Fundamentals

Nurse Nacole

Category: Fundamentals The difference between systolic and diastolic pressure is termed pulse pressure. Increased pulse pressure (i.e., ≥60 mm Hg) is commonly observed with anemia, aortic regurgitation, increased intracranial pressure, and patent ductus arteriosus.

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September Staff Member of the Month: Christine Schumacher

Freedom Home Care and Medical Staffing

We are so excited to introduce you to our Staff Member of the Month, Christine Schumacher. Christine is an integral part of the Freedom Home Care Finance Department and is also one of our External Care Managers. Christine's Career Christine began her career as a Human Resource Manager for a real estate/property management company in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago.

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Four Traditions Health Home Health Branches Receive Patient Satisfaction Award from Strategic Healthcare Programs

Traditions Health

Nashville, TN – Traditions Health announced four of its home health branches have earned the SHPBest Patient Satisfaction Award from Strategic Healthcare Programs (SHP) for the 2022 calendar year. The branch in Waxahachie, TX received the SHPBest “Premier Performer” Patient Satisfaction Award, while branches in Tyler, TX ; College Station, TX ; and McAlester, OK all received the SHPBest “Superior Performer” Satisfaction Award.

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I think therefore I am? – Professional Supervision


Photo by Bruno van der Kraan on Unsplash I’ve attended regular professional supervision sessions, at least once a month, for over 13 years. I’ve worked full-time in palliative care for almost 16 years and it was recommended that I attend these sessions early in my training. The rest of the team attended sessions and it was expected that I attend them myself.